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From the CEO’s Desk: Moving Deeper Into the Brain Tumor Precision Medicine Era

Last week, a colleague sent me a news story about a young girl whose glioma was in an advanced state and not responding to conventional treatments. Doctors from Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s Hospital’s pediatric neuro-oncology team tried a last-resort treatment for the young patient, and, miraculously, three years later, she has not only survived, but is thriving. […]

Defeat GBM Research Collaborative: Two-Year Progress Report

Where We’ve Been & Where We’re Going: Past Progress and Future Developments Glioblastoma (GBM) is the most common, complex, treatment-resistant, and deadliest type of brain cancer. The pursuit of new and more effective treatments for GBM patients addresses an area of urgent, high-unmet medical need given the lack of effective treatment options currently available. GBM […]

So You Heard About Rintega? Here’s What’s Next for Brain Tumor Drug Development

Last week, news broke that a promising clinical trial of a new type of treatment for a subset of glioblastoma (GBM) patients – an immunotherapeutic vaccine made by Celldex Therapeutics called RINTEGA (rindopepimut) – was discontinued because patients receiving the investigational therapy were not doing better than patients in the control arm. As we said in our statement regarding […]

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